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29 Sep Posted by in Helpful Tips | Comments

How to bench 700lbs

Maybe you won’t bench quite THAT much today, but hopefully you’ll be inspired to put a some weight on the bar. Remember to bend that bar apart – lock those shoulder blades in and pull that bar down to your chest using your lats. Drive through your feet and squat that bar up. Yeah, I […]

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Monday

We made it through another cycle! We’re pulling back on the reigns this week and deloading – we will still have a strength component in class, but the emphasis will be on Olympic weightlifting technique, not necessarily all out strength and power. If you’ve been lifting hard and WOD’ing over the past few weeks, now’s […]

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08 Sep Posted by in Helpful Tips | Comments

What is Tabata?

In 1996, Dr. Izumi Tabata published the results of a study demonstrating, with speed skaters, that the aerobic and anaerobic pathways could be trained simultaneously (Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 28). This was a significant finding, as most authorities had regarded the two pathways—and training for them—as compartmentalized. Aerobic training was largely long […]

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03 Sep Posted by in Helpful Tips | Comments

Strength as the Accessory

Back on another strength cycle of 5`s, 3`s and 2`s.  This cycle of strength will be the accessory part of the workout and be done post WOD.  Make sure to adjust your numbers accordingly if you are not feeling as strong post WOD.  This strength cycle will offer a different stimulus to the body.  CrossFit […]

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11 Aug Posted by in Helpful Tips | Comments

Safety’s always first!

Just look at that bar bounce!  (Original image courtesy of Fair Winds, Following Seas) Ever wonder why the Coaches repeatedly bark lame and ‘useless’ safety tips at you?  Things like, “PLEASE pile your loose weight plates up off to the side away from your bar drop-zone!”  and “PLEASE step further back from the rack when […]

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